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Ray Rowlands can see both sides of the PepsiCo spin-off rowComment - Soft Drinks & Water - PepsiCo: Time to Split?

10 April 2014

Last month, Nelson Peltz of Trian Fund Management sent a 37-page letter to PepsiCo's board urging it to spin off, what he described as, its struggling beverage business. Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd looks at the pros and cons of such a monumental undertaking and draws his own conclusions.

Round-Up - NPD: Coffee Pod Products and the Solid Waste Question

22 January 2014

The number of new coffee pod products on the market continues to rise, but environmental concerns threaten to stymie growth. Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor surveys the situation.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part I: Bottled Water

17 January 2014

As we welcome in the New Year, we invite Euromonitor to cast its eye over what 2014 holds for the drinks industry. In the first part of this month's management briefing, the global market research and analysis provider looks at the bottled water category.

Round-Up - NPD: The Future of Plastic Beverage Packaging

26 November 2013

Returning from Mexico, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor shares his thoughts on what plastic packaging has to offer, going forward.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Coca-Cola Co Goes For Dasani Fizz

5 November 2013

Following recent reports that PepsiCo is planning to launch a premium water brand in the US, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at what arch rival Coca-Cola Co is up to in the country’s bottled water market.

Product Launch - US: Nestle Waters' Nestea Liquid Water Enhancers

13 September 2013

Nestle Waters' Nestea Liquid Water Enhancers

Comment - Spirits - SPI Group Quells the Stolichnaya Crisis

13 August 2013

As SPI Group looks to weather a boycott of Stolichnaya in the US, Chris Mercer considers what steps a drinks company should take if - or when - a crisis hits.

SWITZ: Nestlé Waters lifts H1 sales but profits stay flat

9 August 2013

Nestlé Waters has posted a rise in first-half sales but operating profits remained flat despite emerging market growth.

US: Nestle Waters ups Perrier Warhol tie-up with artwork competition

5 August 2013

The US arm of Nestlé Waters has lined up a Perrier consumer competition that expands on its tie-up with The Andy Warhol Foundation to coincide with what would have been the artist's 85th birthday.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

19 July 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

FRANCE: Nestle Waters sells another regional brand

15 July 2013

The French division of Nestlé Waters has confirmed its latest bottled water divestment, with the sale of Val St Lambert to the Société des Eaux Minérales d’Ogeu (SEMO).

SOUTH KOREA: Nestlé Waters JV unveils US$53m factory

10 July 2013

Nestlé Waters has opened a US$53m factory in South Korea though its joint venture in the country, Pulmuone Waters.

FRANCE: Spadel acquires Carola from Nestle Waters

9 July 2013

Belgian group Spadel has lined up the purchase of Eaux Minérales de Ribeauvillé (EMR), which produces the Carola bottled water brand, from Nestlé Waters France.

Sustainability in Soft Drinks & Water - Part I - Beyond the Four Walls

19 June 2013

This month's management briefing continues with our look at environmental sustainability in the drinks industry. Following his look at the brewing sector earlier this year, Ben Cooper turns his attention to the soft drinks & bottled water category.

Sustainability in Soft Drinks & Water - Part III - Recycling

19 June 2013

The third part of this month's management briefing sees Ben Cooper look at the part played by recycling in the soft drink and bottled water sector.

Sustainability in Soft Drinks & Water - Part IV - Engaging Consumers

19 June 2013

In the final part of this month's management briefing, which looks at environmental sustainability in the soft drinks and bottled water sector, Ben Cooper considers the importance of connecting with consumers to earn one's green wings.

just the Facts - Diageo's Next CEO, Ivan Menezes

13 May 2013

Last week, Ivan Menezes was confirmed as Paul Walsh's successor as Diageo CEO. The 53 year-old, currently the group's chief operating officer, will replace Walsh in the top job on 1 July. Here just-drinks takes a look at India-born Menezes' career to date:

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

3 May 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

FRANCE: Nestle Waters receives “expressions of interest” in regional brands

1 May 2013

Nestlé Waters has received “expressions of interest” in the three French regional mineral water brands that make up its Société Française des Eaux Régionales (SFER) unit.

Round-Up - NPD: Bottled Water’s Success Inspires a New Generation of CSDs

26 March 2013

This month, Tom Vierhile at Datamonitor introduces us to the concept of "bottled water-plus". Could this be the saviour for the carbonated soft drink industry?

GLOBAL: Nestle Waters turns to Andy Warhol for Perrier's 150th anniversary

5 February 2013

Nestlé Waters has lined up an Andy Warhol design for Perrier, to commemorate the water brand's 150th anniversary.

US/CANADA: Ice River Springs agrees Arrowhead Water acquisition

15 January 2013

Ice River Springs Water is to buy the assets of Nestle Waters-owned Arrowhead Water for US$1.65m.

Review of the Year 2012 - Part III: Bottled Water

21 December 2012

The third in our five-part review of 2012 sees Ben Cooper consider how the last 12 months have treated the bottled water category.

US: Nestle Waters North America signs restaurant deal

21 December 2012

Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) has been named exclusive bottled water supplier for Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants in the US.

US: Nestle Waters North America hits back at lawsuit

18 December 2012

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has defended itself against a lawsuit, saying allegations its large-sized bottles contain filtered tap water are unfounded.

Round-Up - NPD: Soft Drinks, Hard (Health) Benefits

22 November 2012

In this month's Datamonitor round-up of new product development, Tom Vierhile turns his attention to the soft drinks launches in recent weeks.

CHINA: PepsiCo tie-up opens door for local partnerships - study

19 November 2012

A coming “wave of consolidations” in China's domestic soft drinks industry, sparked by PepsiCo's Tingyi alliance, will allow smaller international firms to gain a foothold in the country, a new study suggests.

US: Nestle Waters North America unveils CEO switch

16 November 2012

Nestle Canada's current boss is set to return to Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) to take the role of president & CEO.

US: PepsiCo shuts HQ as country prepares for Hurricane Sandy

29 October 2012

PepsiCo has closed its head offices in Purchase, New York, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.

SWITZ: Nestle Waters continues healthy 2012 as sales stay up

19 October 2012

Nestle has posted continued growth for its water division in the year so far, with all regions delivering positive numbers for Nestle Waters.

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